Many of you are probably familiar with the 30 in 30 Challenge from Kendi Everyday. Essentially, you pick out 30 items of clothes and re-mix them for 30 days. I believe that Kendi usually includes shoes, and other challenge hosts include accessories as well. I'm about to embark on my own special version of 30 in 30--with a few tweaks that I think will help make this more enjoyable for me personally, since it really isn't about fashion per say for me.
My goals in doing this are many:
1- To recognize the abundance with which I've been blessed ('cause let's face it...even only 30 items of clothes is an abundance).
2- To make getting dressed simpler by limiting my options to things that I love.
3- To help me see if there are any holes in my limited wardrobe that absolutely need to be filled.
4- To help me be creative with the ways that I put outfits together.
5- To cut down on my laundry, including from the clothes that I try on, elect not to wear, and then sit on my bedroom floor for a week until they're so wrinkled that I have to wash them again.
6- To give me incentive to actually get dressed.
7- To make packing for upcoming trips easier.
8- Because maybe some day someone from Old Navy/Target/Kohls will come across the blog and say "Hm, we should offer a greater variety of clothes in tall sizes."
So, without further adieu, here's my wardrobe for the next 30 days, minus several items that are currently in the wash, which include 1 pair of jeans, a pair of black dress capris, a black 3/4 sleeve cardigan, a black long sleeve crew neck shirt, and a red ribbed tank.
And here's some of the modifications to the original challenge that I'm making for myself, to help keeps things fun for me and less stressful:
1- This is supposed to be fun. If it ends up making me cry, I reserve the right to stop or take a day off.
2- If an item is legitimately no longer the right size, I can replace it with another item that is. Same goes for any item that gets ripped or stained.
3- I am not including shoes, accessories, swimwear/cover-ups, workout clothes, or undergarments (which for me includes camis) in the count. Some days I might end up wearing my workout clothes all day long before I actually get a moment to work out...oh well, bonus outfit for me.
4- I have not filled a few items on the list. Some of these are for items that I don't own yet but intend to purchase (like a pair of shorts). Some I'm just leaving open, and may pull from my existing wardrobe as needed. Because it's my project, and I may do as I wish, the end.